Welcome to the Department of Economics

Economics at Northeastern focuses on the application of economics to real-world problems of policy and business.

Our undergraduate program features co-op work experience integrated with classroom studies and undergraduate research opportunities. Our Master’s program provides students with the analytical skills and experience necessary for a wide range of jobs and career advancement. Our PhD degree in applied economics readies students to lead research in government, consulting, and legal support as well as prepares them to teach economics.

Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
301 Lake Hall
Boston, MA 02115-5000
phone: 617.373.2882
fax: 617.373.3640
email: econ@neu.edu


Department of Economics News

From roots to rock: Gillette Stadium, Xfinity host growing list of attractions

Professor John Kwoka’s research on the Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger is cited in this Sun Chronicle article…
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Why these young people quit jobs without anything else lined up

According to Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino, the rules don’t apply for the millennial workforce. Philly Inquirer ..
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Massachusetts GDP outpaced by national growth; shrinking workforce blamed

According to Professor Alan Clayton-Matthews, “retiring baby boomers will continue to dampen labor force growth unless the Commonwealth is able to attract young workers from across the country and the world.” MassLive May 3, 2018…
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So the US has pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal?

News@Northeastern May 12, 2018
Professor Kamran Dadkhah is one of three NU faculty members offering analysis…
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PhD Summer Workshop

Hanchun Zhang, Northeastern University
316 Lake Hall
12:00 noon..
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Professor John Kwoka's paper on the role of market structure in merger review has been published in the recent issue of the Antitrust Law Journal.

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Patrick Legros, NU Distinguished Professor of Economics, presented policy recommendations on matching international migration and labor market needs at the Think7 forum, a summit of academic institutions and think tanks in Quebec City from May 21 to 23.

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Professor James Dana’s paper Bundling and quality assurance joint with Professor Kathryn Spier at Harvard University has been published in the Spring 2018 issue of the RAND Journal of Economics.

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Madhavi Venkatesan gave the plenary talk on gender equity at the 4th annual World Conference on Women’s Studies in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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